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 for renovate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Renovate \Ren"o*vate\ (r?n"?-v?t), v. t. [L. renovatus, p. p. of
     renovare;pref. re- re- + novare to make new, fr. novus new.
     See New, and ?? Renew.]
     To make over again; to restore to freshness or vigor; to
     [1913 Webster]
           All nature feels the reniovating force
           Of winter.                               --Thomson.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: restore to a previous or better condition; "They renovated
           the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel" [syn: renovate,
      2: make brighter and prettier; "we refurbished the guest wing";
         "My wife wants us to renovate" [syn: refurbish, renovate,
         freshen up]
      3: give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me";
         "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my
         health" [syn: animate, recreate, reanimate, revive,
         renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  95 Moby Thesaurus words for "renovate":
     brighten up, brush up, clean, cleanse, coin, copy, do over, do up,
     duplicate, face-lift, fix, fix up, freshen, furbish, furbish up,
     get back, inaugurate, innovate, invent, make over, mint, modernize,
     neologize, neoterize, overhaul, patch up, polish, polish up,
     ransom, re-create, re-form, reactivate, rebuild, recapture,
     reclaim, recondition, reconstitute, reconstruct, recoup, recover,
     recuperate, redecorate, redeem, redesign, redo, reestablish,
     refashion, refit, refound, refresh, refurbish, regain, regenerate,
     rehabilitate, reinstitute, reissue, rejuvenate, rekindle, remake,
     remodel, renew, reoccupy, reorganize, repair, repeat, replevin,
     replevy, repossess, reprint, reproduce, reshape, restore,
     restructure, resume, resurrect, resuscitate, retake, retouch,
     retrieve, revamp, revindicate, revise, revitalize, revive,
     revivify, rub up, shine, spruce, spruce up, take back, tone up,
     touch up, update, vamp, vamp up

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